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Thread: Well done Rangers fans

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    Well done Rangers fans

    My grandson is a member of the Junior Dees, 9 years old.
    He was selected last Wednesday for the position of ball boy for the Rangers game, despite the scoreline,
    he thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

    I received an e mail last night, from the Community Trust, that due to safety concerns, junior Dees will no longer
    be considered for the position of ball boys, and only the in house ball boys will be selected.

    So well done to Rangers fans for spoiling the dreams of youngsters.

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    Iíll probably get slated, but I donít believe youngsters should be used as ballboys, Iíd go for players from the under 14ís up, boys that have some knowledge of the game, know when to slow up the return of the ball etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfc View Post
    Iíll probably get slated, but I donít believe youngsters should be used as ballboys, Iíd go for players from the under 14ís up, boys that have some knowledge of the game, know when to slow up the return of the ball etc
    I agree. Was it not Brian Clough that started that and it wasn't even the u14s but older lads? At the start of a game, plenty of ballboys. If Derby/Forest were down even more and working furiously to get the ball back in play but if ahead they downed tools, went on a go slow or disappeared altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfc View Post
    I’ll probably get slated, but I don’t believe youngsters should be used as ballboys, I’d go for players from the under 14’s up, boys that have some knowledge of the game, know when to slow up the return of the ball etc
    100% agree but as the OP says it's a bit of a thrill for the youngsters to be involved, that opportunity's now been taken away from them due to the behaviour of certain away fans and it's difficult to disagree with that decision after last week. Maybe a hybrid approach would've been better with younger Junior Dees helping out the older ones and being restricted to in front of home support only when the away end is busier?

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    MY older grandson, u/14s was a ballboy at the United v Rangers game at Tannadice last season,
    All the ballboys were withdrawn in the final quarter of the game because of the language and threats to individual ballboys from Rangers
    supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeranged View Post
    100% agree but as the OP says it's a bit of a thrill for the youngsters to be involved, that opportunity's now been taken away from them due to the behaviour of certain away fans and it's difficult to disagree with that decision after last week. Maybe a hybrid approach would've been better with younger Junior Dees helping out the older ones and being restricted to in front of home support only when the away end is busier?
    Could alway have them at the home end if they want to keep them, bit that gets me, there were plenty police in front of the Shankly, it seems itís them who are failing in there duty, someone abusing the ballboy should be ejected

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfc View Post
    Could alway have them at the home end if they want to keep them, bit that gets me, there were plenty police in front of the Shankly, it seems it’s them who are failing in there duty, someone abusing the ballboy should be ejected
    Agree with keeping them in front of home fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deecom View Post
    My grandson is a member of the Junior Dees, 9 years old.
    He was selected last Wednesday for the position of ball boy for the Rangers game, despite the scoreline,
    he thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

    I received an e mail last night, from the Community Trust, that due to safety concerns, junior Dees will no longer
    be considered for the position of ball boys, and only the in house ball boys will be selected.

    So well done to Rangers fans for spoiling the dreams of youngsters.
    You should send an email to the Rangers Chief Executive telling him that thanks to actions of his supporters at last Wednesday night’s game your grandson will no longer be selected as a ball boy for future Dundee FC home games due to safety concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfc View Post
    I’ll probably get slated, but I don’t believe youngsters should be used as ballboys, I’d go for players from the under 14’s up, boys that have some knowledge of the game, know when to slow up the return of the ball etc
    Totally agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    You should send an email to the Rangers Chief Executive telling him that thanks to actions of his supporters at last Wednesday night’s game your grandson will no longer be selected as a ball boy for future Dundee FC home games due to safety concerns.
    What will be the out come off that email do you think

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